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UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis caught five passes for 51 yards in Saturday's loss to BYU.

Earlier in the week, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline had praised Davis' for coming back strongly from an early-season wrist injury. The wrist problem cost the receiver five games. Davis caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return against Air Force a week ago. Davis wasn't quite as dominant against BYU, but he's a wideout to watch down the stretch. Pauline pegged Davis as a mid-to-late round selection.
Nov 16 - 9:28 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline observed that UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis "has returned with a vengeance" from a wrist injury.

Davis had missed five games in a row with the wrist injury, but came back on Saturday against Air Force to put up 114 yards on six receptions. He also caught a touchdown in the game. Pauline called him a "big-bodied wideout" at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. The senior "has been stamped anywhere from a mid-to-late round prospect by scouts," according to the analyst.
Nov 10 - 7:58 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown on Saturday.

Davis had missed the previous five games with an injury to his right wrist, but he looked in mid-season form against Air Force. Davis' long catch in the game went for 48 yards and he averaged almost twenty every time he caught the ball. Because the senior missed so many games this season, he's at a disadvantage in terms of scouting for the next level. Back in the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler said that Davis "looks the part" and "sustains speed well." UNLV hasn't had a draft pick since 1995.
Nov 9 - 11:31 PM

UNLV HC Bobby Hauck would not update the status of senior WR DeVante Davis, who is dealing with a right wrist injury.

Davis dressed for the Utah State game but did not play. That means Davis has missed the last four contests, but recorded 268 yards and two touchdowns on 17 receptions in the four games before that.
Oct 30 - 12:06 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis is listed as questionable for this week's game against San Jose State due to a wrist injury.

Davis only managed one reception for no yards last week before exiting with the injury. Prior to that, Davis caught 16 receptions for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Many will love Davis' size throughout the draft process, but the question is if he uses it in a positive way.
Sep 24 - 10:32 AM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis hauled in eight catches for 100 yards in the school's 58-13 loss to Arizona.

Davis hauled in a nice 24 yard deep in, leaving his feet and hands catching the ball without hesitation. The senior followed it up with another contested grab for a 26 yard gain in the third quarter. That is where the receiver wins, so Davis will need to show those skills every week.
Aug 30 - 11:37 AM

Former Washington redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley transferred to UNLV.

This isn't a joke, and don't call him Shirley. The defensive end left the Huskies last month with a desire to play his final season closer to home in southern California. "We think Josh will help us on the defensive line," head coach Bobby Hauck said in quotes distributed by the school. "Our people did a good job getting him admitted to graduate school and getting him out here today. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and I think it shows a good spirit of cooperation on our campus." Shirley, a former four-star UCLA commitment, registered 18 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in three seasons with Washington.
Aug 9 - 5:01 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis to former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis had 87 catches, 1,290 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior last year. "Davis has a good chance to be UNLV's first draft pick at wide receiver since 1995," Brugler wrote. "He looks the part with a tall, built body and solid muscle definition, using his size to be a big target and physical route runner. Davis isn't the most natural hands-catcher, but extends well to make grabs away from his body and does a nice job in jump ball situations to finish plays." Davis is a former track stud and state champion in the triple jump. "He can get upright in his stem and doesn't show much elusiveness in his routes to create separation, but he sustains his speed well and picks up steam vertically, reminiscent of former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 15 - 4:19 PM

Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider tells readers to keep an eye on UNLV junior TE Jake Phillips.

"He’s more a traditional player at the position, rather than the oversized receiver teams now want at tight end," Pauline wrote. "Phillips is a solid pass catcher that’s also dominant as a blocker." Phillips is a big, physical player who will be a major factor in the Rebels' offensive plans in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder ranked third on the squad with 23 catches and fourth with 232 receiving yards in 2013.
Jul 7 - 3:28 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis "is very impressive in all areas of the game," writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

"He’s smart, tough and dependable," wrote Pauline. "Davis is a terrific third down receiver and really plays like the go-to guy opponents cannot stop. He plays bigger and faster than his size/speed numbers and I feel he’s underrated in the scouting community." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis is a former state champion in the triple jump who held a track scholarship from Texas A&M coming out of high school.
Jul 5 - 8:31 PM

Redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley has left the Washington football program.

Shirley wants to play his final season closer to home of southern California, according to Adam Jude. While his production has declined each season, Shirley registered 25 tackles for loss in three seasons. Shirley signed with UCLA out of high school but an off field issue (which also involved Paul Richardson) flipped his commitment. He should be eligible to play immediately.
Jul 2 - 12:52 PM

UNLV and Houston agreed to play a game on Sept. 20, 2014.

It's the 13th game on UNLV's schedule, a provision allowed for teams that play a road game in Hawaii. The Rebels were motivated to add another game to the schedule after they were slapped with a one-year bowl ban due to low APR scores. "We saw nothing but positives in adding a trip to Houston to the schedule," said athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy. "Taking the team to play in a high-profile city and their brand-new stadium, while also helping our budget, is something that was certainly appealing." The Rebels will rake in a $400,000 payday for the game scheduled for Houston. The Cougars canceled a game against Tennessee Tech to swing the matchup. "We have a big group from Texas, including four seniors, so getting to play in front of friends and family will be memorable," head coach Bobby Hauck said in a statement. "Texas is also one of our biggest recruiting areas."
May 31 - 12:02 AM

The NCAA awarded UNLV senior WR Maika Mataele an additional year of eligibility.

Mataele didn't play football at Oregon State during his first season of eligibility, and he also didn't play the following season when he transferred to UNLV. The NCAA is allowing him to have one of those seasons back. The Hawaii native ranked third on the team with 36 catches and 411 yards last season. He also hauled in three touchdowns.
May 26 - 2:21 PM

Cardinals signed UNLV RB Tim Cornett.

Cornett (6-foot 1/4, 209) left UNLV as the Rebels' all-time leading rusher, toting the rock 769 times for 3,733 yards (4.85 YPC) and 35 career touchdowns. He added 67 catches. Cornett particularly impressed at the Combine, clocking 4.48 in the forty with an explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump. A one-cut runner with plus athleticism and size, Cornett is a name to monitor in Dynasty circles. With little depth behind second-year starter Andre Ellington, Cornett has a legitimate shot to make the Cardinals' roster.
May 13 - 8:20 PM

UNLV announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with head coach Bobby Hauck.

Hauck entered this season sitting on one of the nation's hottest seats, but he has guided UNLV to six wins and bowl eligibility for the first time since 2003. The contract will run through the 2016 season. "As I've said many times, my family and I are extremely happy at UNLV and love living in Las Vegas," Hauck said. "I am excited to tell our team and staff that we can now focus on continuing to build this football program and pursuing the ultimate goal of bringing a Mountain West Championship to UNLV."
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 06:48:00 PM


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